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Melicope balloui

Melicope balloui (Rock) T.G. Hartley & B.C. Stone

Ballou's Melicope, Alani

Rutaceae (Rue family)

Synonym(s): Pelea balloui, Pelea mannii, Pelea olowaluensis, Pelea ukeleteensis

USDA Symbol: MEBA2

USDA Native Status: HI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 15 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Bloom Notes: Yellowish green. May bloom any time of year under the right conditions.


Native Distribution: Listed as endangered in the United States, possibly extinct.
Native Habitat: Wet forests.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered Status

USFWS Species Profile: Q1YU
Status: Endangered
Historic Range: U.S.A. (HI)
Critical Habitat: 17.96(a)
Special Rules: N/A
This information is derived from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serrvice Environmental Conservation Online System.


Bibref 1798 - Manual of the Flowering Plants of Hawaii, Revised Edition (1999) Wagner, W.L.; Herbst, D.R.; Sohmer, S.H.

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Web Reference

Webref 49 - Flora of the Hawaiian Islands (2020) Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Additional resources

USDA: Find Melicope balloui in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Melicope balloui in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Melicope balloui


Record Modified: 2021-05-24
Research By: CBR

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